Blessed day all ~
Hoping this day finds you anticipating a long, relaxing weekend, taking time to honor those who served selflessly so that we may enjoy the right and ability to live free.
Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. More detail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
When we think our day is long and our work cumbersome, think of a soldier who took the tough job of fighting for your right to have a job in a free society.
When we think we are entitled to the homes we live in and the cars we drive, think of a soldier who left their car and home to fight for your freedom.
When we demand respect without giving it, think of a soldier who fought to earn respect on the battlefield.
Remember, the freedoms we experience today aren't free. They were paid for with the blood of our forefathers, brothers and sisters so that we may experience freedoms that many in the world envy. When life gets tough, think about a soldier and the sacrifices they made. Soldier on!
Recommended site visits and reads:
Did you know? Indianapolis has the most memorials in the US outside of Washington D.C.
Indianapolis Medal of Honor Memorial - (breathtaking!)USS Indianapolis (tragic story)Veterans Memorial PlazaIndiana War Memorial MuseumColonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum inside Soldiers & Sailors MonumentAmerican Legion Mall